Forest Bathing (or Shinrin Yoku) is a Japanese meditative form of nature therapy that has been scientifically shown to benefit mental and physical health. The term translates to “taking in the forest atmosphere.” It involves more than just hiking from point A to point B. For this program, we will be practicing Shinrin Yoku with Lake Michigan as our guide. Using a sensory approach, we will experience the shoreline habitat in a way we never have before, through guided meditations. After a forest bathing session, we will conclude the program with a time of reflection and discussion. Participants will take home skills to continue their own healing through nature, anywhere they go. If the beach is deemed hazardous, we will explore a different habitat for our forest bathing program.
This program will take place entirely outdoors. We will practice social distancing when we are able to, but because of the nature of small-group programming, it will not always be possible. For the health and safety of all, participants must wear a mask when you are within six feet of others. Please do not attend if you are sick or believe you have been exposed to the virus. See our latest COVID-19 updates here.
Members: $20 | Non-members: $30